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by pugman211
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 539
Views: 82834

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

This photo does show awfully a lot of damage even to the wing. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbBrG9_XUAYBEOh.jpg That window frame is definitely distorted on the lower aft edge on the silver frame. But it also looks like it is forced outwards, possibly from the body of the deceased. Could the glass h...

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by pugman211
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Static Wick
Replies: 11
Views: 1190

Re: Static Wick

Interestingly, recently I've noticed that new A320 neo's were being manufactured without the static wicks on the trailing edge of the fairings. At first, we thought it was a mod for the neo's, but even ceo's don't have them on the fairings anymore. The ones fitted to the ailerons are still present....

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by pugman211
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Static Wick
Replies: 11
Views: 1190

Re: Static Wick

Interestingly, recently I've noticed that new A320 neo's were being manufactured without the static wicks on the trailing edge of the fairings. At first, we thought it was a mod for the neo's, but even ceo's don't have them on the fairings anymore. The ones fitted to the ailerons are still present.

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by pugman211
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 71314

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The first A321 Neo (A321-251NX) for EasyJet will be starting assembly soon. The aircraft is also the next A321 ACF customer, delivery due for summer this year.

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by pugman211
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 21651

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Note there is no non-normal procedure for inflight wing folding. All non-normals are for ground operations. Assuming there is one, I would expect it would have to wait until the test frames are flying to identify the conditions and effects. Well, Boeing have stated they will automatically fold up w...

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by pugman211
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger experiences of A320Neo engine failure
Replies: 7
Views: 2219

Re: Passenger experiences of A320Neo engine failure

My misunderstanding of the issue, I assumed the seal was further back in the engine. It all makes sense now.

Thank you all.

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by pugman211
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger experiences of A320Neo engine failure
Replies: 7
Views: 2219

Re: Passenger experiences of A320Neo engine failure

Ok, so the questions from that article, which I think is highly over exaggerated btw, 1, does an IFSD cause extreme vibrations in the cabin? If so why? The engine should just be windmilling. 2, what caused the 'loud bang' a compressor stall? 3, when the knife edge seal fails, what effect does this h...

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by pugman211
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 464
Views: 105116

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

qf789 wrote:
Back in January in between the B1 and B2 flights for Qantas 789 VH-ZNC it went on a photo shoot over Seattle, below are some of the images


Man, those wings are beautifully slim. Thanks for the pics.

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by pugman211
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 157
Views: 29233

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

It was wet landing conditions at Broughton which were the main factors.

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by pugman211
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 71314

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Yes! Come on Pratt, let's go!

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by pugman211
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 219
Views: 44544

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The real question is what causes the IFSD? Is it a software issue (wasn't the software changed with the mod or was that just the rotor bowing issue) or is it a mechanical issue, whether it be an evolution of an existing problem or a new issue.

Either way, a lot of neo's are flowing down the lines.

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by pugman211
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 21651

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Ha, I've just watched that 25 minute live feed on Twitter. Was very interesting. I like it Boeing.

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by pugman211
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 202796

Re: LH introduces revised livery

The new scheme will now go to an all white top and bottom wing, including fairings too. They aren't the first customer to request this scheme and probably won't be the last either. While, as someone pointed out, long-gone Ansett had it, no other airline (maybe a few small exotics I don´t know of as...

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by pugman211
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 202796

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Lufthansa used to adopt a white/grey colour scheme on the wings where the split used to follow the centre line of the leading and trailing edge of the wing. The new scheme will now go to an all white top and bottom wing, including fairings too. They aren't the first customer to request this scheme a...

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by pugman211
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 482
Views: 52364

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

I hope that is not the case because that sounds like Boeing will close the parts they don't control and what is to stop Boeing moving the fal/jobs to the U.S.?

Surely that is a very desperate move ?

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by pugman211
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 41268

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

The A321 ACF is a big hit by the looks of things. Alot of frames are planned for the next 2 years and then it becomes standard option, and I reckon that will be nearly 50% of annual deliveries.

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by pugman211
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 94423

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!!!!!!!! Get in Bombardier

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by pugman211
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35814

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

A lot of damage to that aircraft. 2 new engines/pylon(s), new landing gear (I imagine they will replace them all), and new d-nose sections and L/E slats on the right wing, plus T/E flaps and fairings too. Doable?? Absolutely, cost effective? Maybe not. I have no idea on aircraft valuations.

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by pugman211
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 124
Views: 20776

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

AF is still taking a few deliveries of brand new ceo's. One went down the line last month.

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by pugman211
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 86520

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Also a question; does someone know how many plain painting facilities world wide are suitable for the A380? There are two in Hamburg. I don't know if Toulouse has some, on maps I count two or three. Have MRO companies build A380 painting facilities and hangars? I think Emirates are building their o...

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by pugman211
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 157
Views: 29233

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

So, Beluga XL No.1 is structurally complete, and advanced onto systems testing, and assembly of No.2 has started judging by the photo in the posts above.

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by pugman211
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 157
Views: 29233

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

reidar76 wrote:
Is the Beluga cargo hold pressurized?



No. There is another hatch in the hold to gain access to below the cargo deck.

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by pugman211
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 157
Views: 29233

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

According to wiki, the Beluga XL is nearly 7 meters longer than it's predecessor, it sits 1.6 meter higher, and I think the cargo hold is 6ft bigger at its widest point?

Happy to be corrected if any info is wrong.

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by pugman211
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF
Replies: 54
Views: 15310

Re: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

Who is the first customer / next MSN for the type?

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by pugman211
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 157
Views: 29233

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2018

I don't believe it will venture to Mobile under normal ops, but who knows, if a emergency situation arose. I believe the main purpose of the Beluga XL is to carry 2 A350 wings at the same time, as opposed to a single wing the current Beluga can carry The main purpose is to take over from the older ...

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by pugman211
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM
Replies: 32
Views: 11167

Re: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM

According to FlightGlobal, both captains left the cockpit, that's the more worrying part. Ok, it was on autopilot, before anyone thinks I'm scare mongering.

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by pugman211
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 157
Views: 29233

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2018

I don't believe it will venture to Mobile under normal ops, but who knows, if a emergency situation arose.

I believe the main purpose of the Beluga XL is to carry 2 A350 wings at the same time, as opposed to a single wing the current Beluga can carry

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by pugman211
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 157
Views: 29233

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2018

Richard28 wrote:
Wow! thanks for the update!

The tail section however looks a little odd - probably a consequence of not being fully painted yet?



The tail section sits nearly a metre higher than the previous Beluga iirc, or something like that.

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by pugman211
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 157
Views: 29233

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2018

Thanks Karel as always. It looks huge but I guess we will have to wait for a nose to nose picture for comparison.

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by pugman211
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 157
Views: 29233

Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Any updates on the Beluga XL?

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by pugman211
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 158040

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

The planned rate is 63 per month, and looking to increase. Well, the public target is 60 per month (see http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2015/10/airbus-to-boost-a320-production-to-60-a-month-in-mid-2019.html) although Leeham expects further increases. My mistake, you are correct.

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by pugman211
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?
Replies: 78
Views: 10757

Re: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?

100% definitely (At this present moment) NO. Quite simply, all the A340 wing jigs in the UK has been removed/destroyed. Unless they wish to attach a completely different wing, which will then result in a full flight test regime etc, etc didn't Airbus switch over to a CNC controlled universal wingji...

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by pugman211
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 158040

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Airbus only shut down for 2 weeks in August, and that is only for planned maintenance. And there is nothing to say that deliveries can not happen during these 2 weeks, if the requirement is there. There is no requirement to shut down for 2 weeks in December. Yes, you lose a few days to the holidays,...

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by pugman211
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?
Replies: 78
Views: 10757

Re: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?

100% definitely (At this present moment) NO. Quite simply, all the A340 wing jigs in the UK has been removed/destroyed. Unless they wish to attach a completely different wing, which will then result in a full flight test regime etc, etc

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by pugman211
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 390334

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

KarelXWB wrote:
Looks like TAP Portugal has accelerated some A320neo deliveries, first a/c will be MSN 8043 and should be delivered in early 2018.



Just started FAL, delivery is early February iirc.

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by pugman211
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 83904

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

I thought it was just the Leap 1B with the valves pinned open, or is it both 1A and 1B now?

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by pugman211
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 94423

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

@washingtonflyer, can you give an update of the outcome, if you are able to that is.

Thanks

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by pugman211
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 35718

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

The better questions are, what was the maintenance procedure that started the fire? And more importantly, when the article states the fire was extinguished promptly, what timeframe is defined as prompt?? Because to me, that looks like a fire that either ripped through the cabin or was allowed to con...

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by pugman211
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 362482

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Hainan's newest 789 B-1343 on the flightline https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQO8CqOUEAACE3E.jpg https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/937799910472130560 Is there going to be a special colour scheme on this one, as it's already got the registration, Chinese characters and airline name on the fuselage? I...

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by pugman211
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 390334

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

There is definitely a ramp up in neo activity. It's approx an 80neo/20ceo split at present on the line and has been for the past 3-4 weeks. Also, a 50/50 split between A320/A321.

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by pugman211
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 232704

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

StTim wrote:
As opposed to a Beluga frame?



Except the Beluga fleet isn't a neo.

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by pugman211
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 252926

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

It would be handy to see a side on view of the engine on the test bed for comparison also.

But first impression, wow! Huge engine.

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by pugman211
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 185983

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

And the pylon too plus some fairings and slats. It's turning out to be a fairly big job just for the ferry flight home

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by pugman211
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 390334

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Msn 8108 starts FAL build the beginning of December. Not sure yet if it's TLS or XFW.

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by pugman211
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 65272

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

To put this order in context, that amount of aircraft is nearly 1 years production in one order! That's a huge amount to the backlog.

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by pugman211
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 252926

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Surely it comes down to the length of the wing when the tips are folded. What affect does it have to the air flow with the tip folded and at mtow, but more importantly, if one engines then fails at take off also. Like everything the OEM's do, it will be computer modelled, but also proven in test fli...

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by pugman211
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 77W lightning strike
Replies: 1
Views: 877

Re: KLM 77W lightning strike

Wow! That's a great video.

Thanks

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by pugman211
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 390334

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

There's a very big surge of neo's coming down the line right now, a big push for the end of year target perhaps??

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